Training Day is now streaming on Netflix
The 2001 thriller for which Denzel Washington finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor – Training Day – is now streaming on Netflix in the US. It co-stars Ethan Hawke as a rookie cop who is partnered with the corrupt detective from Washington.
Denzel Washington has made three more films with director Antoine Fuqua since Training Day. These are The Equalizer (2014), The Equalizer 2 (2018) and the western remake The Magnificent Seven (2016). Washington was nominated for an Oscar for his lead roles as real-life characters Malcolm X and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, but it took playing a rare villain in Training Day to land him the Best Actor trophy.
Washington previously won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1989 war film Glory. of the LAPD assigned to the experienced Alonzo Harris of Washington. Alonzo begins to test the waters with Jake, seeing how likely he is to bend and break the law. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have supporting roles in Training Day, which was filmed on location in South Central Los Angeles.
The training day was at least partly inspired by the real Rampart police corruption scandal. Other films Antoine Fuqua has made without Denzel Washington include Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler, Infinite with Mark Wahlberg, and Southpaw and The Guilty – both with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Since Training Day, Denzel Washington has been nominated for four Best Actor Oscars – for Flight (2012), Fences (2016), Roman J. Israel (2017) and The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021). He has also directed three films – Antwone Fisher (2002), Fences (2016) and A Journal for Jordan (2021).
Since directing Training Day, Ethan Hawke has starred in Richard Linklater’s acclaimed films Before Sunset, Before Midnight and Boyhood. He recently starred in the horror film The Black Phone and the Marvel series Moon Knight.
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